Heirs of the Demon King: Uprising
28 May 2014
What if Richard III didn’t fall at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485? What if Shakespeare’s favourite villain went on to found a dark dynasty?
Heirs of the Demon King is a thrilling new alternative history series that finds an unconquered line of Plantagenet kings in place of the Tudor monarchs in an England filled with magic and danger.
Sarah Cawkwell brings her knowledge of history and sense for visceral action to this fantastical character-led re-imagining of the 16th Century.
Mathias Eynon’s dreams were small. A dabbler in magic, he expected to live in obscurity in his home in the Welsh hills, not drawing attention to himself. But fate has other plans for him. It is the Year of Our Lord Fifteen Ninety, and a revolution is quietly brewing, here and further abroad. Richard V has overstayed his rule, some say; others whisper that the whole line of Demon Kings must be burned out.
Mathias – son of a man executed for the practice of magic – is set to become a symbol, and a leader. And to do that, he needs champions. A wise woman sends him to the corners of the known world – to the frozen lands of the north, to the pirate-haunted ports of Spain, to the mountains of the German Empire, to the burning sands of the Holy Land – to bring back masters of the four magic arts. With Richard’s Witch Hunters on his heels, he sets out to gather his allies.
UK: 9781781082232 | 5th June 2014
US: 9781781082249 | 28th May 2014